Gustavsberg : Sweden

Artipelag

Light and art in the Artipelag

You can take the bus, the car – or the boat. Artipelag is a new international venue for art, food, events and activities all beautifully set in the Stockholm Archipelago. Just 20 minutes away from the bustle of the city centre you’re embraced by the tranquillity and light of Swedish nature.

Project

The name artipelag is a combination of Art, Activities, and Archipelago. Inaugurated in 2012, Artipelag has quickly realised its ambition of becoming a destination of high international quality – with boundary-crossing art exhibits, inspiring activities and good food.

Artipelag is a meeting place and a unique piece of architecture, created by the late Johan Nyrén. It combines many experiences, not least the art exhibitions under the direction of gallery manager Bo Nilsson.

High class cuisine and design

Artipelag also focuses on a high class cuisine, run by the chef and former coach of the Swedish national chef team, Fredrik Björlin. It has two restaurants and, of course, a shop. Here you can find posters and catalogues from the exhibitions and selected items like ceramics by Siri Seger. The shop also stocks unique design items from BabyBjörn.

The story behind

Actually, the famous Swedish baby brand was the beginning of this enterprise. In 2002 Björn Jakobson, founder of BabyBjörn, came up with the idea of creating a beautiful building for art and cultural experiences in the Stockholm archipelago. After many profitable years in Swedish business he saw an opportunity to manifest his own deep interest in nature and to combine it with his wife Lillemor’s background in art and design.

Extensive yet still intimate

Artipelag is an archipelago of its own covering around 32,000 square feet of land which the Artbox – an enormous concert-, event, and studio hall – equates to 13,000 square feet.

Extensive yet still intimate; architect Johan Nyrén has managed to design a building in harmony with its natural surroundings. Artipelag is dressed in bevelled pitched-pine planks, and carefully located between the pine trees and the cliffs with a magnificent view over Baggen’s Bay.

Solution

One of the fundamental ideas was that as soon as a visitor came into the entrance hall, he or she would be met by the four elements: fire crackling in the fireplace; earth and the rock on which the building rests; the clear air and the sparkling water that surrounds and frames the site.

Natural light

Nature and natural light plays an important role in the architecture. The main gallery stretches 65 meters facing Baggen’s Bay and is supported by another four exhibition rooms, called ”The Johan Nyrén Rooms”.

These rooms have a special architecture with sensuously designed walls. They are located to the north, which ensures a beautiful natural light on the works exhibited.

Top-notch technology

The premises meet the latest standards concerning climate, security and functionality when displaying art. The lighting solutions incorporate top-notch technology, flexible enough to support art exhibitions as well as events and recordings.

The observation deck at the roof offers an extra treat at night, with an undisturbed view for stargazers as the artificial lighting is designed not to interfere with the stars.

Enlightened by Fagerhult

The general lighting solution within the Artipelag is provided by Notor, a slim, minimalist luminaire offering excellent efficiency and colour rendering. The fitting is available in recessed, surface or suspended variations, which can be easily interlinked to create long light lines without disruptions.

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